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I hope you've prepared - Sandy

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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Sheesh.
The hurricane has not yet come into mainland. What they are getting down south is the outskirts of the storm.

Wait until the noreaster with its snowstorms hits right when the hurricane comes ashore.
I'm in south-eastern PA, right in the central path.
So - yeah I'm going to prepare.

www.reuters.com...



Rain accumulations of up to 12 inches and heavy snowfall inland are considered likely in some areas. As it merges with an Arctic jet stream, forecasters said Sandy has all the ingredients to transform into a "super storm" unlike anything seen over the eastern United States in decades.

On its current projected track, Sandy could make U.S. landfall on Monday night or Tuesday morning anywhere between Maryland and southern New England, forecasters said. Some computer models showed a likely landfall between Delaware and the New York/New Jersey area.


Sandy continued to grow in size with tropical storm-force winds extending across 700 miles. More powerful hurricane force winds extended 105 miles from its center, increasing the risk of downed trees and power lines, forecasters said.

"The winds... expected to be at or near hurricane strength at landfall... will spread inland for hundreds of miles either side of the storm center," according to a blog posted on Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com) by veteran weather forecaster Bryan Norcross.

"It's hard to imagine how millions of people are not going to be without power for an extended period of time," he added.


Read posts above regarding the irresponsibility of downplaying this.




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by SuperTripps



you guys are all nuts. this hurricane has been hitting the carribean and florida and now the carolinas. its like every other hurricane


the FEAR PORN being sold out there is a JOKE> wouldnt doubt media playing up this hurricane to stop people from thinking about benghazi and obama
edit on 28-10-2012 by SuperTripps because: (no reason given)


Have you paid attention to it at all? Obvious not tbh.
Maybe you should read about it before making yourself look stupid.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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I don't think this will really be that bad! At least i hope not! Most of the time storms like this end up turning out to sea! I just was on the Weather channel and it looks more like a tropical storm then a hurricane! I was thinking that this would be the best time for our enemies to drop Vieja! With the high tides, a hurricane bearing down on us and a tsunami to finish us off, I could not imagine a more devastating event! Well lets just hope we have at least till doomsday!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Heh, funny you should post that. I am in NYC and was watching the Bloomberg news conference and it seemed to me like he was talking about an entirely different storm. Talk about downplaying!

From the looks of it now, we look to end up on the end of the storm with the strongest winds and storm surge but I am sure the Jersey shore into Philly will not have much fun either. Current projections show it as a solid Cat 1 with winds at 80mph at landfall. This may not sound too bad for some of you down south, but that could be a pretty big problem up here.

Fortunately, being in NYC means being prepared so I just re-inventoried our supplies and all is in order here.

Oh wow, as I type this Jim Cantore came on the weather channel and HE even criticized Bloomberg for downplaying the threat of the storm.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Folks, I've had a bad feeling about this impending storm for days, at my age you feel it in your bones. The East coast is going to get hammered, maybe as far west as Ohio. We're talking flooding, high winds, extensive power outages and as much as a 10' storm surge.
I've never made a thread about bad weather before but I feel sure this one will be a rough ride and I'd like to think my ATS friends are ready as much as is possible.

Have a backup place to go if you live in a flood-prone area and leave before things get too rough.

Check the forecasts often and get what you need now, waiting might be too late.

Do you have?:
Flashlights
Candles
Batteries
Lamp oil
propane
Ice
Medications
Food
Water
generator/fuel
cards/books/games - no internet!!


Are your gutters clean? Full tank of gas in your car?

Check in with this thread and let everyone know how you've been making out as the storm progresses. They're saying it could last as long as 2 days. Let us know any tips you might have found handy during the storm.

Best of luck everyone, may God watch over you all.
Whatever happens folks, make the best of it -

Asktheanimals


I was just watching the news and there telling people to get ready for no power for 7 to 10 days
quote from CHRIS CHRISTIE governor of NEW JERSEY.
He says it will hit tomorrow and is telling you all to stay indoors
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GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE PLEASE if you can
They just showed a view from space and they say its 800 miles wide.
NO KIDDING 800 MILES WIDE.

My thoughts and prays are with you ALL .
i dont say this much but GOD BE WITH YOU :pray:

they have just said when it hits land it will cover 12 states
and join a storm coming from americas west becoming
A SUPER STORM
ps
the rains have already started

pps
At least you guys are getting ready for it

I just thought how we brits moan about our weather .
We have it easy compared to most

< thats me
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:50 AM
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I hope everyone realizes they cannot issue evacuation warnings. You can't evacuate a city that large.


Look at what happened in Houston right after Katrina. There were huge traffic jams even with every highway reversed to go out. It was a horrible failure and many people died trying to get out. (I was there and lucky enough to get one of the last flights out). Houston is a lot smaller and a lot easier to evacuate than NY.

Here's a quote from the weather channel:

www.wunderground.com...

"If the forecast is even mostly right, the ocean water will come in higher than during Hurricane Irene, which came within a foot of doing serious damage to NYC infrastructure. And that brings up the incomprehensibly inexplicable news conference by Mayor Bloomberg.

I'm NOT saying that the Mayor should have ordered an evacuation. That's for him to decide, and it's a tough decision. But to play down the biggest storm to come along in years - if the forecast is even close - seems bizarrely out of character. There's no upside in this everything-is-rosy approach. He could have expressed concern for the people whose houses are going to get smashed along the coast, but said AT THIS TIME he was going to hold off on any evacuation orders. "

I would take a little vacation about now - but I'm a wimp with no survival skills. Most likely schools and work would be closed anyway. This is the off season for hotels and you can find some super cheap deals - Indiana/Amish country is a nice place to visit now.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 12:51 AM
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Originally posted by nosacrificenofreedom
I don't think this will really be that bad! At least i hope not! Most of the time storms like this end up turning out to sea! I just was on the Weather channel and it looks more like a tropical storm then a hurricane! I was thinking that this would be the best time for our enemies to drop Vieja! With the high tides, a hurricane bearing down on us and a tsunami to finish us off, I could not imagine a more devastating event! Well lets just hope we have at least till doomsday!


The reason this storm is different is because it is getting pushed/sucked in a left-hook fashion right into the east coast. This type of perpendicular landfall/surge is not common up here and the projections of only 3ft of surge in NYC could be low.

From what I gather, meteorologists just don't know because they have not seen this type of system interaction - where a hurricane is presented with a strong arctic Low that feeds the hurricane and converts it to more of an extratropical storm. Oh, a HUGE extratropical storm.

And it might just SIT there on the coast as the Low slows it down and moves it back northward.

So yeah, it might be something I would rather err on the side of caution rather than risk underestimating.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 01:00 AM
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Update: Pressure is up to 960 mbars and winds are down - this is expected at this point because typically this is where a hurricane like this starts to weaken and turn out to sea.

Current forecast shows landfall just south of NYC with a pressure at 947 mbars. This will break the previous record for the NYC area of 961 mbars set in 1914 by quite a margin.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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Originally posted by SuperTripps



you guys are all nuts. this hurricane has been hitting the carribean and florida and now the carolinas. its like every other hurricane


the FEAR PORN being sold out there is a JOKE> wouldnt doubt media playing up this hurricane to stop people from thinking about benghazi and obama
edit on 28-10-2012 by SuperTripps because: (no reason given)


Actually no,

It does not hit land on continental USA till Monday morning.

Thank you.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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Originally posted by SilverWraith
Sandy's going to take out the Northeast. Bayou Corn is going to take out the South. Yellowstone and EQ's are going to take out the West. All we're going to be left with is the "Isthmus of America" somewhere down the middle.

edit on 27-10-2012 by SilverWraith because: can't spell


Did you forget the New Madrid faultline? There have been predictions about that too.

abcnews.go.com...

I lived in the Midwest most of my life and I do remember a tremor once when I was 7, caused the dresser on the second floor to shake. I also remember in early 80's, I felt the whole floor underneath me roll. I went outside and other people were looking out there doors, curious as to what it was.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 01:56 AM
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check out www.haarpstatus.com.... It's going nuts!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 02:38 AM
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Not to be a dick, but I noticed this storm is going to hit its hardest around the time of the full moon.
When this countdown reaches 0 www.moonphases.info...
I'm going to have to take the line from Independence Day when the timer hits 0.
"Time's up...."



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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I have stocked up on beer, vodka, and most importantly Murphy's stout. I am nowhere near the storm but if you find that the remains of your house are in a tree 2 miles down the road, then worry not as you are welcome in my house for a party.

Serious though, we will probably get the tail end on the Irish coast and that just shows you the power of old mother nature that the effects can be felt so far away. Hopefully in calms down, and I am not sure about weather forecasters in your part of the world but here they don't have much of a clue, you get better predictions from old farmers that look at berries in their trees and #. So hopefully no one gets hurt.

Goodluck



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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Thank you for posting for starters
I have a daughter who attends Temple University in Philly, should she be worried? I ask because for one, I realized that my kid only gets internet TV and that's not good enough (it's her choice). I had a horrible dream about her that wasn't related to the storm the night before, so I called her up at 4am PST yesterday (I live in SO Cal) and her phone went straight to voicemail. I immediately got worried as my daughter never allows her phone to go dead, but since she's a working college student, her phone died (battery) while she was at work...wheww!

Anyway, I called my daughter up to make sure she was okay and I asked her if she was prepared for the upcoming storm and she replied "What Storm"? That scarred the hell outta me! She said "Mom, Temple will advise us if there are any emergencies" and that she had in fact received a text or email from the school warning them of a possible storm. Now, I just about flipped my wig ( I don't really wear a wig but ya know
). I said do you have a battery powered radio and she said no, so I sent her money to get one. I also told her to get some money out of the bank, get canned foods (I grew up in the midwest, so I'm aware of natures capabilities), flashlights, batteries, "a can opener", candles etc.. She said no..what the heck are you talking about? I just informed her that she needs to be prepared to be without power for maybe 5-10 days..she said "WHAT"! I said yes, just go get the stuff on the list (I texted her a list of survival items). I told her maybe it won't be that bad, but my kid grew up in Cali...Southern Cali at that, she was born in 1993, so she has no idea of what a true emergency is. I do though!

Although, I have tried to teach/train my entire family to be prepared for the worst of everything (they are all born and raised here in So Cal) they just don't get it. I was born here as well, but raised in the midwest. I don't know how else to get them prepared except for making preparations on my own. What gives? Why does it seem everyone from Los Angeles is so freaking dimwitted? It drives me nuts!

Am I nuts, am I over prepared? I just hope she did what I advised her to do. I graduated from the same school and lived in Philly as well, but I never had to face what she may be facing without one single person to reach out too. She knows almost no one there. I just hope she took my advice. Did I over-react?

What's the status on this Frankenstein storm if you know? Sorry for rambling and ranting, but my gut is so twisted right now and I feel something bad is coming their way. I'm not even there to protect my lil' princess and I feel so bad right now...I can't even sleep



ETA
My dog woke me up outta' my dream the other night barking like mad...he never does this. Just wanted to mention that as I feel instinctively it has some meaning. Call me crazy, but the animals never lie. I think he knows somethings not right or maybe he senses me panicking. Well, at least I'm not unreasonable

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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:52 AM
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Nibiru is not real. stop it.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 04:29 AM
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Central PA here, after last year's catastrophe no one is taking any chances. I don't know that it will rain as heavily as it did, but its certainly not worth the risk. Everyone who was alive for the first major flood said it was worse than Agnes. I stood at the edge of the river and watched it rise, there is no harm in taking a few precautions this time around.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:07 AM
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Originally posted by TeddiRevolution
Central PA here, after last year's catastrophe no one is taking any chances. I don't know that it will rain as heavily as it did, but its certainly not worth the risk. Everyone who was alive for the first major flood said it was worse than Agnes. I stood at the edge of the river and watched it rise, there is no harm in taking a few precautions this time around.


I read your post and thank you for the encouraging words....I'm so very concerned for my daughter and all in the path of this storm. Please U2U me and let me know how things are turning out. I beg you....I'm so very worried



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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I live smack dab in the middle of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and after all the crazy flooding last year from Irene, people around here are really going crazy and praying that it isn't anywhere close to as bad as Irene was. My family has already bought 3 cases of bottled water, cleaned out our gutters, got the flashlights ready, bought extra matches and candles, and even purchased a brand new generator - we have a freezer downstairs with hundreds of dollars of frozen meat and veggies in it... there are STILL homes around here that haven't been fixed up from last year - people don't realize how bad things can be until it happens to them. It's always a good thing to be prepared, if it doesn't happen - that's a really good thing, but if it does - at least you're in the best possible situation you can be in.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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I've already volunteered for the relief program in Philadelphia, and I've stocked up on canned goods and water. Thankfully I'm on the 3rd floor of my apartment building, and I've already set up beds for a few friends who are from New Jersey.

They work with me at a casino, and being that I don't want them to drive in that weather, my home and my food is open to them. Thankfully our work also said that our families come first, and they'll pay us for the time we were scheduled if we can't come in.

It's going to be a doozy, that's no doubt.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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I am guessing this will be nothing, some flooding, but nothing like everyone is predicting - every storm is portrayed as DOOM AND GLOOM these days by the media.

and yes, I am in the storms path.



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